2017 Delegates from South Carolina


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Cameron

Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 7 Cameron was seven years old when her mother, a nurse, noticed she was exhibiting the symptoms of T1D, which ultimately led to her diagnosis. It was a hectic time for her family. She says, “I was seven, so of course, I didn’t know anything that was going on, […]

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Julian

Age: 14 Age at T1D diagnosis: 13 Julian and his family supported JDRF even before his diagnosis with T1D in 2015. His mother had gestational diabetes with both of her pregnancies, so his family members have been long-time advocates for diabetes research. They have participated in the Palmetto Chapter’s JDRF One Walk and Gala events […]

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Riley

Age: 8 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Riley loves to act, play soccer and swim. When she grows up she wants to be an actress, doctor or vet. Riley knows how to poke her own finger, figure out how much insulin she needs and give herself injections. She explains, “They are not things most eight-year-old […]

2015 Delegates from South Carolina


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Anna

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 Type 1 diabetes has influenced Anna’s career dreams. “Before I was diagnosed with type I diabetes, I wanted to be a teacher,” she says. “Now that I have become educated about T1D, I would like to be a doctor so I can both educate children regarding their disease […]

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Katherine

Age: 17 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 Katie and her family, along with other local families, instituted JDRF Walks in their community of Hilton Head in 2013. “It has paid off,” she says. “In addition to raising a lot of money, we have reached so many more people to explain what type 1 diabetes is […]

2013 Delegates from South Carolina


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Ethan

Age: 15 Age at T1D diagnosis: 6 Ethan’s outreach involves speaking to groups, large and small, about his T1D—and he is a gifted speaker. “When you live every day with something like type 1 diabetes, you don’t have to spend a lot of time thinking about how to describe it. It’s just part of life, […]

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Hannah

Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 7 Hannah dispels rumors surrounding T1D. “It’s not my fault that my body can’t process sugar correctly to fuel my body. Other than my T1D, I’m an active and healthy kid! I play soccer and basketball and try to eat a very healthy diet. It’s important to my entire […]

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Justin

Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 8 Justin doesn’t just dream about a life without T1D, but fantasizing does happen to be a part of his awareness efforts. Justin started a game called Fantasy Diabetes, modeled after fantasy football, which lets a group of his friends guess his blood-glucose level twice weekly to earn points. […]